Strange problem

Micah Lee micahflee at
Sat Mar 20 19:01:13 UTC 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 5:25 AM,  <zzzjethro666 at> wrote:
> I know that Google is somehow involved with Tor though I don't understand it
> much at all. Just that it can show up in different languages when on the
> web.

Tor has exit nodes all over the world, and Google geolocates your IP
address to decide what language to use. So if you're using Tor and the
exit node is in Germany (e.g. to Google it looks like you're in
Germany), then Google will show up in German.

Google actually isn't involved in Tor. There's lots of websites that
geolocate your IP address and behave differently depending on what
part of the world they think you're in. I believe won't let
you watch video if you're not in the US, and BBC won't let you stream
video unless you're in the UK.

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